Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology / 1995 / Article

Clinical Study | Open Access

Volume 3 |Article ID 265479 |

B. Sikström, D. Hellberg, S. Nilsson, I. Kallings, P.-A. Mårdh, "Sexually Transmitted and Other Genital Infections in Women With Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection", Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 3, Article ID 265479, 6 pages, 1995.

Sexually Transmitted and Other Genital Infections in Women With Cervical Human Papillomavirus Infection

Received07 Oct 1994
Accepted19 May 1995


Objective: We investigated possible correlations between latent cervical human papillomavirus infection (CHPI) and other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).Methods: Of 972 randomly selected women attending 2 family planning clinics and a youth clinic who had agreed to participate in a study concerning STDs, 66 (6.8%) had latent CHPI.Results: An association was found between latent CHPI on one hand and a history of genital chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, recurrent vaginal candidiasis, cervicitis, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) on the other, while no correlation between latent CHPI and coexistent STDs was found. No correlation of latent CHPI to either current or past genital warts was noted. In multifactorial analyses, which included the lifetime number of sexual partners and age at first intercourse, we found that all significant associations except a history of gonorrhea vanished.Conclusions: In this study population, screening for other current STDs in women with latent CHPI would be of limited value.

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